Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday (109)

Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight highly anticipated books.  It is based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme which used to be hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. 






FROM GOODREADS: Killing isn’t supposed to be easy. But it is. It’s the after that’s hard to deal with.

Nate was eight the first time he stabbed someone; he was eleven when he earned his red laces—a prize for spilling blood for “the cause.” And he was fourteen when he murdered his father (and the leader of The Fort, a notorious white supremacist compound) in self-defense, landing in a treatment center while the state searched for his next of kin. Now, in the custody of an uncle he never knew existed, who wants nothing to do with him, Nate just wants to disappear.

Enrolled in a new school under a false name, so no one from The Fort can find him, he struggles to forge a new life, trying to learn how to navigate a world where people of different races interact without enmity. But he can’t stop awful thoughts from popping into his head, or help the way he shivers with a desire to commit violence. He wants to be different—he just doesn’t know where to start.

Then he meets Brandon, a person The Fort conditioned Nate to despise on sight. But Brandon’s also the first person to treat him like a human instead of a monster. Brandon could never understand Nate’s dark past, so Nate keeps quiet. And it works for a while. But all too soon, Nate’s worlds crash together, and he must decide between his own survival and standing for what’s right, even if it isn’t easy. Even if society will never be able to forgive him for his sins.

Like a teen American History X, S.F. Henson’s Devils Within is gut-wrenching, thought-provoking, no-holds-barred look at the plague of white supremacy in contemporary American culture that may have you examining your own soul.
 


WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  I have a hard time even fathoming the concept of white supremacy but I know it's out there. It's totally not something I've ran into in books before so while this may be out of my comfort zone, I'm anxious to see how the author handles it.  I also can't wait to learn more about Brandon and his interaction with Nate.  

WHAT BOOK CAN'T YOU WAIT FOR THIS WEEK???

40 comments:

  1. I actually can't wait for something that's been released already :) Anne of Avonlea! (Sequel to Anne of Green Gables). Been in a readalong with the girls 'round the blogs :)

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    1. I've seen a lot of people reading the Anne series this summer. Sounds like you're gonna love it!

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  2. I agree, this is way out of my comfort zone too. I don't know about this one, I have to admit. Will havr to wait for your review.

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    1. I originally thought it was horror when I first saw it and you know I love horror. After reading the synopsis, I think it's so different from other stuff and that's why I want to read it. Plus, we know people are often scarier than monsters so technically I guess it could be horror!

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  3. Could be a tough line to walk but if pulled off I could see this book being very good. American History X was so tough to watch!

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    1. American History X was tough but I think it was well done. This is the first time a book synopsis has reminded me of that movie.

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  4. Hmm, I don't know if this one is for me or not. I hope you enjoy this one though. Have a great week!

    CWW
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  5. This book would definitely be out of my comfort zone - it sounds so intense!

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    1. Yea, intense is probably a good word for it.

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  6. This sounds very dark. Not sure about this, I would definitely have to be in the right mood. But I am intrigued and I'll be curious to hear what you think about it if you get the chance to read it!

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    1. Yes, I'll definitely have to be in the right frame of mind to read it.

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  7. Not my type of read but it does sound different.

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    1. Oh well Eve, there's plenty of other books out there calling your name I'm sure!

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  8. Fab cover. Everything about the book intrigues me. I like to try and figure out what makes killers tick...
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. Those can be interesting reads huh?

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  9. You are brave. I will wait for your review :)

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    1. Brave or crazy...fine line. Mr. Barb works in corrections so he's run into some characters like this. I don't know how he does it.

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  10. Wow, this book sounds all sorts of crazy. Could be good to bring attention to this though.

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    1. I hope it's done well. Guess I'll have to wait and see.

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  12. This book sounds like it would be a tough read, with all the emotions, etc. Very intense. #GetSocial17

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  13. This probably wouldn't be for me but I must say that it sounds darkly intriguing. I hope you enjoy it and look forward to reading your thoughts.
    Lynn :D

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    1. I'm curious to see if it picks up any hype.

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  14. I do like books that push me out of my comfort zone. I will be looking forward to your thoughts about this one.

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    1. Thanks Carole. Hopefully I can get my hands on it sooner than September.

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  15. This one sounds really good! I always like a book that is from the side you don't expect. I'm going to have to go add it to my TBR! Thanks for bringing it to my attention, as well as stopping by my Wednesday post earlier!

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    1. Glad I was able to share one you're interested in!

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  16. You're always introducing me to the most interesting books. Not sure this one would be for me, but it could be good depending on how the author pulls it off.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I'm glad you can occasionally find something new and unusual here at The Farm.

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  17. Oooh! This book looks really interesting! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  18. Wow. That one sounds interesting. Definitely an unusual topic for a YA book. At least from that perspective. Hope you enjoy it! My WoW

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    1. Yea, the who Skinhead/YA thing has me a tad worried. Hopefully it's done well.

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  19. Well, the first few words of the first sentence say it all, for me: "Nate was eight the first time he stabbed someone...." Not my type of book at all.... My little chicken heart just can't take it! Lol.

    I do hope you'll enjoy this book, though, when you get it! :)

    Thanks for commenting on my own CWW post!! Please thank the boys for the WOOFS, and tell them I send WOOFS right back!! HUGS FOR THE THREE OF YOU!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)


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    1. P.S. Well, I was a bit too hasty. I read the rest of the synopsis, and the theme of the evils of white supremacy is definitely one I'm interested in. But the book still seems to be a harrowing read. Maybe, later on down the line, I will see if I can get it from my local library. So thanks for sharing!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    2. I sort of thought you might be interested in this one. It looks like straight up horror until you really read it. However, we all know people can be more scarier than monsters!

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